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Kim Trefz 7090 Dev Interactive Learning Environment I April 28th, 2014 Instructional Design Planning Unit: Effective

Leadership & Articulate Storyline The topic of this unit Effective Leadership will provide instruction to prepare educators for taking on a leadership role within a school community with the goals of positively influencing performance levels for an optimal, successful working environment. The goal of this instructional unit is designed to provide educators with a range of leadership skills that will assist in striving for and achieving excellence that is part of both classroom and professional responsibilities. Whether self-contained or departmentalized, strong leadership skills are necessary to promote a positive work environment conducive for building and maintaining a cohesive team. As a result, effective leaders can help contribute to the overall success of a school.

Instructional Objectives The learning objectives for the unit, Effective Leadership, are to develop the characteristics for achieving highly effective leadership skills. The participants will determine the correct definition for leadership classify characteristics and abilities based on the terms leadership and leader. identify the 7 effective leadership characteristics and traits determine the process for effective leadership identify problem-solving strategies for effective leadership

Target Audience The unit on effective leadership is for all who are new to the field of education as well as those who are veteran teachers. Every educator has been or will be faced with problems to solve, decisions to make, and conflicts to overcome in relation to their role as a classroom teacher and their role as colleague. In order to be successful and

bring success to a team, it is imperative for all educators to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to problem-solve and make decisions to improve the educational setting.

Description of instructional strategies, learner practice, and assessment plan: Objective 1 From a list of four choices, the learner will determine the correct definition for leadership. Classification: Fact Type of Performance: Recall Initial Presentation: A brief descriptive scenario entailing specific characteristics and behaviors of someone demonstrating effective leadership skills will be provided. The learners will be given the definition of leadership to follow. Generative Strategies: Recall/Repetition The learner will receive the definition or characteristics of leadership throughout the unit of study as many examples are provided to confirm the learners interpretation of the leadership means.

Objective 2 The learner will classify characteristics and abilities based on the terms leadership and leader. Classification: Concept Type of Performance: Application Initial Presentation: Both terms will be provided a definition along with an explanation of their differences. A display of both terms will provide a visual representation of how they are classified. Generative Strategy: Organizing into Categories

The learner will be provided a definition and a range of abilities that can be classified as examples of leadership in addition to a definition and a list of character traits that can be classified as examples of being a leader. The learner will classify descriptions by choosing the correct terms, leader or leadership.

Objective 3 The learner will distinguish among 7 effective leadership characteristics and traits as the term is matched with the correct description. Classification: Fact Type of Performance: Recall Initial Presentation: Each term will be defined and include a brief narrative for elaboration of the content. Generative Strategy: Recall through review Learners will be provided with a list of characteristics and trait descriptions for effective leadership, and the learner will match the correct term with the accurate descriptors. Objective 4 The learner will identify the process of effective leadership by analyzing and determining if different examples provided are associated with the steps. Classification: Concept Type of Performance: Application Initial Presentation: Each step of the leadership process will be provided along with a detailed description. Generative Strategy: Organize into Categories The learner will analyze content for accurate descriptions of the leadership process by choosing the accurate descriptions organized within a table.

Objective 5 Given educational scenarios for problem-solving team conflicts, the learner will choose the best solution of the choices provided. Classification: Concept Type of Performance: Application Initial Presentation: The learner will be provided information on effective verbal and nonverbal communication Suggestions for correctly responding to different situations will be provided. Generative Strategy: integration of examples/non-examples (analysis) Learners will be given different scenarios for conflict/resolution and choose the best possible outcome to the situations.